The bilateral relations between the Republic of Romania and the United Arab Emirates, particularly economic ones, are relatively old. Romania opened in 1974 a commercial office in Dubai, an important gesture that have had economic and historical implications that helped boost the relations between the two countries. The step reflected the desire in both countries to strengthen economic relations and develop common grounds for economic and commercial cooperation in all fields. These efforts have led to the strengthening of relations between the two countries and to the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between Romania and the United Arab Emirates in August 1989.
Trade and Economic relations
Commercial relations between the two countries started with the export of Romanian products through commercial companies. E.A.U. and Romania wanted to formalize the relationship by opening the Romanian Commercial Office in Dubai in 1974, which worked continuously to establish diplomatic relations between the both countries. The Romanian Commercial Office was integrated in a later stage into the Romanian Consulate General established later in the UAE.
Cultural and Touristic Relations
The UAE Embassy has recently participated in a wide range of cultural activities in the Republic of Romania. Moreover, the embassy organized several cultural exhibitions with aims to introduce the UAE cultural and urban development to the Romanian audience, showcase the country's traditions, heritage and values, and promote cultural exchange and dialogue between the two countries. In addition, the Embassy also participated in various touristic exhibitions to promote tourism, and attract Romanian tourists into the UAE.
Examples on the mentioned-above activities organized by the UAE embassy:
- Participation at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu presenting "Black Stone" play, the show was also played in Bucharest.
- Participated in Romania's Tourism Fair in Bucharest.
- Organized United Arab Emirates Art Exposition in Bucharest.
- Participated in Arabic Culture Day in Bucharest.